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Marine Log

San Francisco Bar Pilots conduct internal review
follows Cosco Busan incident

MacGregor moves into Asian service market
overhauls and upgrades FPSO cargo handling control system

ABS elects new members
reflect a broad spectrum of interests from all sectors of the industry

Bollinger shipyards deliver for Bouchard
Gretna builds barge, Algiers retrofits tug. Result: ATB

Concerns mount about Antarctic pollution from M/V Explorer
Spilled fuel not the only threat to Antarctic environment

Rolls-Royce wins $42 million Chinese order
Steering gear and deck machinery for Sinopac

P&I Club warns of CBP crackdown on crew changes
Foreign crew must depart or arrive in U.S. same day as ship departs or arrives

Shipowner to pay $525,000 in 2004 pollution case
Petraia Maritime also gets two years probation

Strict security for Hawaii Superferry return to Maui
Service planned to resume December 6

STX unit orders bulkers
Three Capesizes from Chiuna at $80 million each

Washington State ponders Steel Electric ferry options
Matt Nichols vs. Frankenferry

Aker American places $1.3 billion order with Aker Philly
gives newly separate yard work from July 2011 to July 2015

McClean family to sell Trailer Bridge stake
47.8 percent of common stock could go on the block

SembCorp Marine in Saudi shipyard venture
Red Sea yard will be operational by 2009

Aker American splits, makes Philly shipyard a separate company
Applies for Oslo listing for Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA.

Hanjin to build second major Philippines shipyard
Construction set to start on $2 billion shipbuilding complex in Mindanao

Seabourn Spirit saved from another brush with pirates
Coalition warship responds to call for help from cruise ship

Expanding Ulstein wins Turkish design contract
As Ulstein buys a Norwegian engineering firm with ties to Croatia and India, its Turkish unit bags a significant order

Sembawang wins $208 million conversion contract
Ferries to DP2 accommodation and repair vessels

Cruise ship reported sunk
Chilean Navy says Explorer has sunk 20 hours after hitting ice

Cruise ship evacuated after hitting ice
Explorer listing at 30 deg near South Shetlands

WSF pulls Steel Electric ferries out of service
Safety first decision closes Port Townsend-Keystone car ferry route

Cosco Busan arrested
Court grants request by class action trial lawyer representing fishermen

Sparrows Point shipyard owner faces racketeering suit
Clean Venture files civil suit under RICO act

Nichols Brothers files for Chapter 11
Says it can't borrow money for operations because of litigation

SembCorp Marine unit pays $115.45 million to close out forex deals
Payment to French bank is conditional

IMO moves to speed up work on GHG
Aim is for MEPC decisions in fall 2008

House panel hearing on Cosco Busan spill
To be held in San Francisco

Algoma Central orders products tankers in China
Will be operated as part of Hanseatic Tankers

Type approval for MAN 1000 kW/cyl dual fuel engine
Test program on target for engine deliveries to LNG carriers now at project stage

USCG adopts Voluntary Disclosure Policy on environmental crimes
Seen as major step forward in removing the threat of criminal prosecution from maritime companies seriously interested in compliance

Judge gives Hawaii Superferry green light to sail again
Lifts injunction

Marad seeks comments on foreign rebuilds
CCF and cargo preference ships

Weak VLGC market hits BW Gas profits
...and rising fuel costs don't help

Feds open criminal probe of Cosco Busan spill
...and NTSB investigation gets under way

Keppel AmFELS delivers second Scorpion jackup
On time and on budget

Tokyo Gas orders 177,000 cu.m LNG tanker
"Pacific Max" design Moss type tanker

Prosafe wins FDPSO
That's D as in drilling

Senate overrides Bush veto of WRDA
Vital waterways measure becomes law

Guilty pleas in marine hose price fixing case
Customers got hosed, now execs get canned

SMIT goes on newbuilding spree
Orders 11 vessels at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem

Eastern Echo Board says Schlumberger offer too low
Says seismic company is worth NOK 20 a share, not NOK 11

Bunker spill after box ship hits Bay Bridge
Pilot was on board when ship hit span

Bourbon reports soaring revenues
Steady delivery of new vessels and favorable markets

Bharati books PSV orders
Two for German owner

Study: Ship emissions cause 60,000 deaths a year
Peer-reviewed study adds to pressure for action on emissions

House overrides Bush WRDA veto
Senate override vote expected to follow

Conferees agree FY2008 Defense Appropriations Bill
Adds five ships to Administration's request but cuts LCS funding

Robert Kurz named President of American Shipping Corporation
Former Keystone Shipping president takes helm at Aker American Shipping subsidiary

Nichols Brothers may reopen
Officials reportedly told layoff may only extend four weeks

Schlumberger makes offer for Eastern Echo
Values company at about $681 million

Trico Marine to acquire Active Subsea
Norwegian company has eight subsea service MPSV's on order in India

Governor sets rules for Hawaii Superferry return to service
Must carry two whale lookouts

Bush vetos WRDA
AWO, AAPA and others issue call for override

Pirates release two ships
Crews of Korean-owned trawlers free after pirates leave under Navy pressure

Nicols Brothers Boat Builders closes doors
Lays off labor force

Sparrows Point recycler abandons ships
North American Ship Recycling Inc. seems to have scrapped itself

Foss Maritime switches fleet to ultra low sulfur diesel
makes move years ahead of EPA target date

Navy cancels LCS 4
the other shoe drops

Rowan orders four at AmFELS
LeTourneau Super 116E design jackups

"K" Line enters offshore services market
Mystery buyer of two anchor handlers at Aker revealed as it adds PSV's

Hawaii Superferry set to sail again
Special legislation goes for signature

DSME beats 2007 sales target
Orders for four LNG ships takes order intake past $17 billion mark

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to return to cruise ship construction
Nikkei says it will start taking orders next year

NEWS STORIES FOR OCTOBER 2007